Herb Simon

Stigmergy

Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon

Due January 2016 from Palgrave Macmillan. Foreword by Katherine Simon Frank 1. Herbert Simon – a Hedgehog and a Fox by Roger Frantz and Leslie Marsh Part I – Minds 2….

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Externalism in Philosophical Issues

Several papers relating to extended mind, collective belief and extended knowledge in Philosophical Issues. Not one mention of Hayek . . . and minimal network or complexity theory. Still, a very…

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JAZZ :: Emergence :: Improvisation :: Conversation

Call for papers

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Wittgenstein and Hayek

My Cousin, Ludwig Wittgenstein — a lovely memoir (see family tree below). The first extract below (The New Yorker) reminded me of the Percy legacy (second extract). Wittgenstein, once asked a…

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Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence

Old review

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Can Government Be Self-Organized?

A new co-authored paper by the very versatile Tom Froese. The model is in agreement with the traditional assumption that collective action is faced by serious problems without centralized hierarchical…

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Swarm and Fuzzy

Stigmergy gets a bit of a mention in Newsweek. Swarms often work by “stigmergy,” a term coined by French biologist Pierre-Paul Grassé in 1959 to describe termite behavior. He defined…

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